To read the full proceedings of the First International Conference against US/NATO Bases in Dublin see:
Brief Report on the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases held in Liberty Hall Dublin on 16-18th November 2018
This was indeed an important gathering of environmentalists, climate change activists, and campaigners concerned about human rights issues, intervention wars, the ever-escalating arms race, and the unfettered exploitation, slaughter, and destruction in our world.
We got up to date information on the 1000 military bases around the world, that includes Shannon Airport, and how we must develop a more coordinated global opposition to militarism. Delegates explained how US imperialism on the African continent can be traced back to the Berlin Conference (1884) that ensured a Belgium Congo providing a cheap supply of rubber for the US car industry; and the environment session suggested we are avoiding the elephant in the room if we don’t highlight the link between US foreign policy and climate change.
Over 300 people filled the conference centre, as delegates from 35 countries came together and debated issues relevant to their own country and to the world, and then agreed a Unity Statement...
To see the Press Communiqué that was adopted by participants on Sunday November 18th or to watch the Live Streaming of this major event now on YouTube go to http://noforeignbases.org/
Videos of the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases:
- Friday November 16, 2018: https://youtu.be/XF4TXgsRYb8
- Saturday November 17, 2018: https://youtu.be/W0-IQIWNFpI
- Sunday November 18, 2018: https://youtu.be/qEXUNcXXFLc
For pictures of this event go to: www.stopthesewars.org/ellen-davidson